Judy Guthrie

Governor 2018-19
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Rotary District 5830

2018-19 Theme
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Gilmer Interact Club will sponsor 5K Color Run Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Gilmer High School. $15.00 per runner. 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Convention - Hamburg, Germany
Jun 01, 2019 – Jun 05, 2019
DGE Jim Finstrom & District Officer Installation
Jun 29, 2019
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Iron Lung-West Bowie RC annual half marathon
Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
5830's Foundation-Membership Seminar
Oct 26, 2019
Membership and Foundation Training
Nov 01, 2019
Iron Lung for Tyler Rotary Club Christmas Parade
Dec 05, 2019
Foundation Banquet
Feb 08, 2020
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Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
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November  2018 
November is Rotary Foundation Month
"Save the Date" District 5830 Foundation Dinner is February 23, 2019 at Northridge Country Club Texarkana, 120 Bill Rogers Drive, Texarkana, Tx. 75503. Keynote speaker is PDG Ann Lee Hussey.
PDG Hussey,  Chairs the Polio Survivors and Associates, Rotarian Action Group and serves on the Reach Out to Africa Service Associates Subcommittee as a Functional Coordinator for Health Initiatives.  She served as Zone 32 Coordinator for Health and Hunger for 2009-2010.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
Our mission.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation?
Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.
How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?
Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future agents of peace, we supply clean water and we strengthen local economies. 
What impact can one donation have?
It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.
PDG A. L. "Archie" Tehan, Jr. November 30, 1924 - October 22, 2018 
Thoughts from PDG John Henson, "A finer Rotarian may never come along. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten."
"I cannot remember how many times I called PDG Archie seeking his wisdom and advice, and every time he listened to my question, gave it some serious thought and then shared his thoughts. They were always straight to the point and always correct even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear.  He was that kind of leader."

"He made up at the Henderson club so many times that we threatened to make him a member. I remember him saying one time after we “threatened” him: “Well, I guess I could do worse”!!!
"In my eyes, Archie was a true WWII hero, but he never tooted his own horn. But if you ever were blessed to hear his program about being in a plane that flew (very low) over the cities after the atomic bombs were dropped, you would agree that Archie was a true WWII hero."
"Ouida and I were honored to be able to take he and Peg to several District 5830 meetings. It was a time that I could “pick” his brain about how to do this or what do you think about……. We were both blessed to call both Archie and Peg good friends."
IPDG Ted and Angela Huffhines honored at the October 2018 Zone Meeting
Congratulation to 2017-2018 District 5830 Governor, Ted and Angela Huffhines for "Outstanding Leadership."   During the October Zone meetings, District 5830 received 1st Place in Polio Fund giving in the amount of $127,013.00 and 2nd Place in Annual Fund, Per Capita giving of $167.00.  IPDG Ted and Angela were inducted into the Arch Klump Society.  
Celebrating World Polio Day with Texas Governor Greg Abbott 
Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, receiving his BeTheInspiration pin from South Tyler Rotary Club President, Amanda Folmar. 
Cedar Creek Lake received the Bill Campbell Club of the Year Award 
2017-2018 Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club President, Bill Burnett accepts the Bill Campbell Club of the Year Award.   IPDG Ted Huffhines present the award to Cedar Creek Lake for their outstanding community projects and fundraisers.  Pictured from left to right are: IPDG Ted Huffhines, AG Barbara Turner, 2017-2018 President Bill Burnett, 2018-2019 President Greg Cooley, DGND Mike Groom and Andrea Groom.  Please click on the links below for a summary of Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club projects and services.
DG Judy Guthrie visits Paris United Rotary Club 

During the Oct. 4, 2018, meeting of the Rotary Club of Paris United, District Governor, Judy Guthrie was the guest speaker.  DG Judy is from the Carthage, Texas, Rotary Club.  Excerpts from her speech are provided below.

Pictured from left to right: PDG Dr. Phil Bandel, DG Judy Guthrie, PDG Jo Ann Parkman, Club President Andy Cobb, and AG Susan Chapman. 


“Rotary’s greatest asset is membership. When membership increases, our clubs become more vibrant.  Membership is Rotary International’s highest internal priority.  The unique perspectives and expertise demonstrated by members of all ages are used to improve lives everywhere with impactful and sustainable projects.  Making Rotary attractive to young professionals, as well as those reaching retirement, are now fully and equally important to Rotary’s future.

Younger professionals need Rotary to help their careers and to give back to their communities, in turn, Rotary needs these young professionals for new ideas and to ensure Rotary will last another 100 years.  Meanwhile, recent retirees have great experience and wisdom to offer a club. 

Our Motto is Service Above Self.  For more than 110 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values:  service, fellowship, diversity, integrity and leadership.  These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose, and direction.  They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.”

The objective of rotary:

  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The application of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world of fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Paris United Club and its members are very active in our community in various service projects and programs. For more information, join them during a luncheon meeting each Thursday at noon in the ballroom at Paris Junior College; visit them on Facebook; or check out the website:

Clarksville Rotary Club gives back to their Community 
For the 2018-2019 Rotary year, the Red River County Public Library will receive a $1,200.00 grant and has agreed to serve as the cooperating organization to work with the members of the Clarksville Rotary Club in a project which will offer artistic and cultural events and updated reading materials to the patrons of the library.  
Shown in the photo is Rachel Ellsworth, Director of the Red River County Public Library.
  At a recent meeting of the Clarksville Rotary Club, Rachel Ellsworth, Director of the Red River County Public Library, provided a program informing the members that a Repco Wildlife educational program was presented on August 1 and other events planned are a 3-D printer demo,  two martial arts and self defense programs and a musical instrument show.  Additional books for the Junior section of the library will also be purchased.  The Boys and Girl Club of Red River County, directed by Mina Edwards, has agreed to attend each scheduled event and will visit the library on a monthly basis to enjoy the updated Junior books collection. 
The members of the Clarksville Rotary Club contribute annually to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.   A portion of funds contributed by Rotary clubs are returned by The Rotary Foundation to the Rotary International District to which the local club is assigned.   Rotary Clubs are then entitled to apply for a local grant from their District Grant Committee to assist with a local project in their community.  The local club matches the amount of the grant requested in the application.
Marshall Rotary Club World Polio Day Program 
Marshall Rotary Club President, Jay Webb assist PDG Shirley Griffin with her excellent program on why we should support the Eradication of Polio.  As they say, " A picture is worth a thousand words!"
Athens Rotary Club's Students of the Month
October 2018, Students of the Month!  Club President Donna Meredith present awards to Athens IDS: Jaci Harris and Regan Bella; Athens Christian Preparatory Academy: Joshua Bass and Hayley Gaytan.  Congratulation to Shirley Ward on a PHF +2. 
Marshall RC participates in the Fire Ant Festival 
During the Marshall Fire Ant Festival, members of Marshall Rotary Club sold raffle tickets to raise funds and promote Polio Eradication.
Tyler Rotary Club Visioning Event 
  In October, Tyler Rotary Club participated in the District Club Visioning Event. According to District Visioning Director, Susan Gill, "We even had our first International Skype attendee!"
District 5830 Rotarian of the Year 
Congratulation goes to Louraiseal McDonald, Marshall Rotary Club who was chosen District 5830 Bill Rains Rotarian of the year for 2017-2018. 
It is with great pleasure that IPDG Ted Huffhines was able to recognize the D5830 Bill Rains Rotarian of the Year for 2017-2018 at our recent District Conference in Longview. This year's recipient is Louraiseal McDonald, immediate Past President, of the Marshall Rotary Club. Louraiseal was instrumental in starting both an Interact and Rotaract Club this year.
She organized and started the first Interact Club at Marshall High School. The Interact club was very active and participated in both its own service projects as well as collaborating with the Marshall Club to pack and distribute dictionaries to all third graders in Harrison County. The Rotaract club at Wiley College was also a first. This club was also very engaged and involved over thirty Wiley students.
Louraiseal also helped organize a community service club mixer to promote Rotary, but also to provide opportunity for different organizations to develop opportunities for collaboration and prevent overlap of service to the community. Over 20 clubs joined together for this event. Under Louraiseal's leadership, the Marshall Rotary Club completed all the necessary goals to receive the Rotary Citation for the first time in well over a decade. The club also led D5830 in Per Capita giving to The Rotary Foundation, and was recognized as an EREY, Sustaining, and End Polio club. Louraiseal is the first African-American female to serve as club president in Marshall. She was an exceptional leader who helped strengthen her club, increased humanitarian service and successfully improved the public image of Rotary!
Athens Rotary Club World Polio Day Event 
The Rotary Club of Athens sponsored " An Evening with Talmage Boston" at the Texan Theater on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for support of World Polio Day and End Polio Now Campaign. 
Club President, Donna Meredith introduces Mr. Boston a well-known Presidential Historian, Author and Baseball writer. Event sponsors: Citizens National Bank - Athens, Citizens State Bank- Athens, Prosperity Bank - Athens, and UT Health - Athens. 
South Tyler RC World Polio Day Event 
To support World Polio Day, PDG Tom Dewitt educates the youth from Robert E. Lee High School about Polio Eradication and the Iron Lung that was on display. 
Pictured left to right:   Jackie Cannon, STR, Exec Dir Champions for Children, PDG Tom DeWitt, Hagar Patterson, STR, Mgr Miller’s Point Menswear
Special thanks to Dr. Dan Crawford for the opportunity to be involved with your students.
Jefferson Rotary Club World Polio Day Event 
DG Judy Guthrie, Trish Finstrom, IPDG Ted Huffhines and DGE Jim Finstrom supporting Jefferson Rotary Club's " Pints for Polio Event." 
Four Texarkana Rotary Clubs Honor Public Safety Officers 
DG Judy Guthrie recognizes those that made the 38th Annual Public Safety Officers Luncheon a success.   There were over 300 in attendance to honor their Area Officers.  Both Texarkana Mayor Bob Bruggeman and Arkansas Mayor Ruth Penney Bell announced the Winners and why they were selected as Officer of the Year.   State Representative Carol Dalby introduced the Keynote Speaker Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.  

Many Fire and Police Officers were honored during the event; however, Texarkana, Texas Fire Department honored 12 Department Heads, Driver/Engineers and Firefighters who volunteered to deploy to the Gulf Coast in August 2017.  With almost 200 years of experience between them, this group say it was an experience they will never forget but would gladly do it again if needed.  The resilience of the people displaced by Hurricane Harvey and outpouring of support while down a the gulf coast were testaments that they made the right decision to go help. 
Assistant Fire Chief Chris Black, Battalion Chief Alan Sikes, Captain Don Rich, Captain Dakota Huddleston, Captain Ken Chamblee, Driver/Engineers- Marty Lawrence, Lucas Shelton, Hunter Fant, Firefighters-John Taylor, Brad Smith, Lane Peeples.
Henderson RC World Polio Day Event
Members of Henderson Rotary Club and Henderson High School Interact Club Members helped out with the painting.  Their World Polio Day Event was Purple Pinkies for Polio.  
Idabel Rotary and The Sponsors Proudly Support the Eradication of Polio 
This Article was placed in the Southeast Times Newspaper, McCurtain County, Okla, Friday, October 19, 2018 to Support World Polio Day.
Henderson Rotary Club presents The Christmas Trees 
The Rotary Club of Henderson and Keep Henderson Beautiful invites you to the lighting of "The Christmas Trees" at Lake Forest Park, December 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Tyler Rotary Christmas Parade
Rotary Christmas Parade Call for Entries
Tyler – The local Rotary International Clubs are accepting entries from public organizations, bands and other groups to participate in the 2018 Rotary Clubs of Tyler Christmas Parade. The parade will be held in downtown Tyler and begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.

The Christmas Parade will officially welcome the holiday season, and most importantly the arrival of Santa Claus! The Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Square will serve as the finale. Preparations are currently underway to mark this exciting event!
This year’s parade theme is “Be the Inspiration” and winners will be selected in six categories: Best Holiday Theme, Best Band, Brightest Entry, Spirit Award, Most Creative, and Best Decorated Vehicle.
This year parade organizers are asking each entry to pay a small entry fee to offset expenses.
Registration fee from August 31 to October 31:
·         $25 for all Commercial Entries. Commercial Entries include area businesses and all for-profit entities.
·         $15 for all Non-Commercial Entries. Non-Commercial Entries include marching bands, groups from schools, churches, scouts, civic/service clubs, and all other not-for-profit entities.
·         No Entry Fee for First Responders (Law Enforcement, Fire, Ambulance, Military, and other similar agencies), and government officials (elected and appointed).
Late Registration fee from November 1 to November 17:
·         $50 for all Commercial Entries. Commercial Entries include area businesses and all for-profit entities.
·         $30 for all Non-Commercial Entries. Non-Commercial Entries include marching bands(including school entries from the same school as their band), groups from schools, churches, scouts, civic/service clubs, and all other not-for-profit entities.
To register a parade entry or read the parade rules and regulations, visit here.
A new procedure will take place for this year’s parade. Approved registered entries will receive detailed instructions via email. Please read all instructions very carefully. No entries will be allowed to participate if they are not registered and approved prior to the parade date. Registration will close Friday, November 23, or once 100 entries are received.
The parade route travels south on Broadway before turning right onto Ferguson Street, left on Bois d’Arc Avenue, left on Erwin Street and left on Spring Avenue, (new this year) left on Line Street and right on Broadway, back to the starting point.
The  Christmas  Parade  will  be  fun  for  the  whole  family  and  everyone  is encouraged  to  attend this  festive  event! 
The parade is sponsored by the three Tyler Rotary International clubs: South Tyler Rotary, Sunrise Rotary, and The Rotary Club of Tyler.
If you have additional questions about parade registration, contact Rotary Parade Registration Coordinator, Teri Killingsworth, or 903-714-7086 or, or visit the registration site.
District 5830 Club Bulletin Contest 
Club Bulletin of the Year for 2017-18 Announced 
Guidelines for 2018-2019 Club Bulletin Contest 
The three quarterly winners for the District 5830 Club Bulletin Contest were Texarkana Sunrise (4Q17), Clarksville (1Q18), and Mineola (2Q18).  Each of these Clubs were awarded 200 PHF points for their quality work.  Prior to the October District Conference, the District’s ADG’s were asked to vote on the overall winner.  The votes were very close with all three Club’s earning the same number of first place votes.  The top bulletin then came down to the Club receiving the highest number of second place votes.  Clarksville ‘s “The Gear”  weekly bulletin prevailed and their Club was awarded 400 additional PHF points.  Congratulations to all three Clubs.
This year’s contest kicked off on October 1 and three additional Bulletins will be selected.  The guidelines can be found on the District document section on this web-site (or click the links below) along with a copy of the winning Clarksville example.  All 4th quarter entries should be sent to the District’s Image Director, Sam Scroggins, at by January 15. 
Iron Lung is Available for Display!
The iron lung is ready for display by clubs for special events!  Contact DA Shirley Pinnix-Evans to reserve the Iron Lung. 
Please furnish a copy of the driver's license of the individual to pick up the trailer, a copy of their insurance card and the location, date, and name of event. Towing vehicle for the trailer requires a 1 7/8 or 2-inch ball and has a plug-in pigtail to hook up lights.  Shirley will need a pick up and return date.  Contact information for DA Shirley: or 903-787-8275.Each community can only have a priority request for the same event once a year, but they can make a request for the same event every year on the off chance that no one else will want the trailer for that same date.